8-Year-Old Killed In Shooting During Vacation Trip

New Hampshire boy, 8, killed in shooting during family vacation in South Carolina – WMUR Manchester

Memorial Day weekend has been marred by gut-wrenching stories of shootings and criminal violence. Yet another incident recently took the life of an innocent boy in South Carolina.

A school community in the granite state is struggling to explain what happened to this third-grade child. The shooter has been charged with murder after possessing a weapon in a violent crime.

An 8-year-old Portsmouth boy was shot and killed in a random shooting while his family was vacationing in South Carolina, officials said. The shooter, Charles Montgomery Allen , 40, is facing several charges, including second-degree murder.

A South Carolina man shot and killed the young boy while his family was vacationing in South Carolina. The man shot at cars driving by his house, hitting three cars.

Charles Montgomery Allen, the shooter, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Parents in New Hampshire are trying to explain another tragedy to their children. Some are calling for change.

Portsmouth Mayor Deaglan McEachern issued a statement on the child’s death Tuesday. He said the city stands with the family, friends and classmates in grief at this dark hour.

Portsmouth schools are providing counseling support for students and staff after an incident involving a gunman.

For more information on this heartbreaking story, consider the following news outlets for additional details.

  1. New Hampshire boy, 8, killed in shooting during family vacation in South Carolina  WMUR Manchester
  2. Superintendent: 3rd-grade student from NH fatally shot while on family vacation in South Carolina  Boston 25 News
  3. NH child killed in South Carolina shooting  CBS Boston
  4. ‘Unbelievable tragedy’: Portsmouth third-grader dies after shooting in South Carolina  Seacoastonline.com
  5. Boy, 8, fatally shot by man randomly firing at cars near his home, police say  The Mercury News
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